5 Ways David Pleased God

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Are you a people pleaser?

Do you naturally say things people want to hear, follow the rules others set up, even go out of your way to ask how you can make their day better?

If so, you are a blessing to the church. You make the pastor’s life easier, and you are someone the deacons want around.

The rest of us struggle a bit. We sometimes grumble as we smile, and we only give in to the rules if we must.

After all, we weren’t on the committee that created them in the first place!

We need a guideline to help us find a better way to walk with Christ.

We can look to David, a man who desired to live in a manner to please God in all things.

Here are 5 ways David lived to please God:

Way #1: David lived responsibly even before he was chosen to be king.

Acts 13:22 says:

“I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after my heart, who will do all my will.”

Way #2: David used his musical skills to celebrate God.

1 Chronicles 15:16 says:

“David also commanded the chiefs of the Levites to appoint their brothers as the singers who should play loudly on musical instruments, on harps and lyres and cymbals, to raise sounds of joy.”

Way #3: David placed his faith in God over his fear of the world.

1 Samuel 17:26 says:

“. . . For who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?”

Way #4: David tirelessly served Israel even when Saul got the credit.

2 Samuel 5:2 says:

“In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel . . .”

Way #5: David treated his subjects fairly, not favoring one over another.

1 Chronicles 18:14 says:

“So David reigned over all Israel, and he administered justice and equity to all his people.”

David is our example leading to excellence, a “man after God’s own heart,” a plumb line for right living. Let’s let David be our guide when we want to please God.

Our way toward God is written in the annals of the Word. Let’s read it today.

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Excerpt of the Day

Our lives might be a plethora of wiggly-niggly disarray, but when we’re growing in Jesus, God finds pleasure in us.

From  Growing in God,  Posted 01 March 2017